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Discussion 5 on Reflections on Ethics 3
On Empathy

by: Adam Sawyer

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If I watch a sunset with another person, I can only guess that we are experiencing the same thing. Therefore empathy is a concept whereby a person claims to be experiencing the same as another. It cannot be proved to exist but helps in joining or conveying an understanding.

A person could experience no empathy but be as helpful or useful as someone that claims to experience it. A good sales person can take advantage of someone that believes empathy is an honest emotion.

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